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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Persian --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Sadegh Hedayat was born in Teheran in 1903, of an aristocratic family, and spent most of his life there. In 1951, during a stay in Paris, Hedayat committed suicide. Recognised as the outstanding Persian writer of the century, Hedayat is generally credited with having brought his country's language and literature into the mainstream of contemporary writing. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
I read this intriguing book in the English translation and plan to reread it. As an American who has only read four books about Iran and its culture, I was surprised by the the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by TX consumer
A friend told me that Sadegh Hedayat wanted The Blind Owl to be the experience and not a book about an experience. I couldn’t agree more. So what was my Blind Owl experience? Read morePublished 9 months ago by Glenn Russell
Great book, it took me a while to understand the book though. It is a very deep and challenging book, but a great readPublished 16 months ago by Syrus
The Blind Owl is an opium-fueled nightmare of one story inside another. The narrator is an unnamed craftsman living in Tehran. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Steven Davis
My request for the nove, The Blind Owl, was done rapidly. I could not be more pleased with Amazon and the response.Published 18 months ago by William Wheeler
This came shrink-wrapped and brand new! No problems, product was perfect and it came on time, it was affordable, A+Published 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
On the grand scale of misanthropic, vitrolic narrators, Hedayat's creation is pretty milquetoast. And his perpetual woman hating is tiresome and hopelessly dated. Read morePublished 21 months ago by jafrank